News for Saturday, March 25, 2006



The Record for March 26

Saturday, March 18 Brandon Stuart Cook, 23, Steamboat Springs -- Disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana (Steamboat Springs Police Department)

March rainbows

Trout present a golden opportunity for late winter anglers

The time to catch a rainbow is now.

Transactions for March 14 to 21


Melvin Callahan Hitchens

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Melvin Callahan Hitchens died March 8, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 83.

Sound Off for March 26

The Question of the Week should have been, "Should Steamboat Springs help fund a sports complex near Steamboat that includes a couple of artificial fields that our youths, high school and adult soccer, baseball, lacrosse, softball, football, track and Triple Crown would use?" We need these facilities now. Our adult leagues are near capacity and play at crazy hours. Our high school athletes area at a huge disadvantage in the spring by practicing indoors, and how embarrassing was the condition of our football field in the playoffs last fall?

Addison Elle Romick

Addison Elle Romick, daughter of Jace and Kimberly Romick of Steamboat Springs, was born at 5 a.m. March 2, 2006.

A second chance

Salvaged timber adds character to high-end homes

Steamboat building and design professionals are gaining national notoriety for their use of salvaged wood products in expensive resort homes.

Mountain Capital named Cherry Creek's top producer

Mountain Capital-Cherry Creek Mortgage of Steamboat Springs has been recognized as the top producer by its Cherry Creek Mortgage affiliate.

Business briefs for March 26

Next Steps, a business planning workshop, will be from April 3 to 6 at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs.

Coldwell Banker agents recognized at conference

Agents with the Coldwell Banker Silver Oak Brokerage office in Steamboat were recognized last month for outstanding sales production in 2005 during the Coldwell Banker International Business Conference in San Francisco.

Steve Herter: Lifesavers bless town

Two Flight for Life flights from Steamboat in two years is bad luck. Frequent flier miles on that airline are to be avoided.

Brian Bray: Small airports valued

I noticed in the Sound Off that the issue of closing the Steamboat airport has come up again. Closing small airports is a nationwide problem, one that is not taken lightly by the general aviation community. Skyrocketing land values overshadow the need and utility of a "small group."

Josephine Arlene Selbe

Former Steamboat Springs resident Josephine Arlene Selbe passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on March 20, 2006, in Mesa, Ariz. She was 94.

Our View: Fix it and move on

The Steamboat Springs City Council is running out of time to make a decision about lots in the Fairview and Miller-Frazier subdivisions.

South Routt Calendar for March 26

The South Routt Medical Center is open for physical therapy with Dr. Tom Collins from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 736-8118 for appointments.

Madeline Doris Moss

Madeline Doris Moss, daughter of Danica and Ted Moss of Steamboat Springs, was born at 1:32 p.m. March 14, 2006.

Class notes for March 26

Steamboat student makes dean's list Steamboat Springs resident Samuel T. Johnson made the dean's list for the fall 2005 semester at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif., about 25 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

On top of the world

Middle school teacher planning to climb, conduct research on Mount Everest

Matt Tredway feels like a child about to attend his first day of school -- there's a weird feeling in the pit of his stomach, and he questions whether he will succeed.

Melaini Diane Bantam

Melaini Diane Bantam, daughter of Andy and Lacey Bantam of Steamboat Springs, was born at 1:54 p.m. March 15, 2006.

Ian Hugh Dickinson

Ian Hugh Dickinson, son of Gerda and Marc Dickinson of the Rock Springs area in Wyoming, was born at 4:52 p.m. March 12, 2006.

Shoot from the hip, hit the heart

Young writers not afraid to evoke emotions in their stories

Their stories are a far cry from writing about "What I Did During My Summer Vacation."

John O. Ross: 1925-2006

Oak Creek readies for elections

Two candidates vie for mayor; nine running for Town Board seats

Campaign fliers are being printed, candidates are busy shaking hands and talking to residents, and Oak Creek appears ready to elect its next mayor and Town Board.